HOT FIVE: Week of July 24, 2013

Every week, Comicosity brings you our Hot Five, a short list of the top books we think you’ll want to be checking out. Be they new title launches, key issues or just continuing stories from some of the industry’s most acclaimed books, this list is your guaranteed gold for the week in the comic market.

STK614839HUNGER #1
Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov
Art by Leonard Kirk

Published by Marvel Comics — $3.99

The fallout from AGE OF ULTRON rips open a dangerous rift in the universe! Prepare for a hunger so strong, that no universe is safe. Is this the beginning of the end? All the details will be revealed when Age of Ultron #10 hits stands everywhere!

Why It’s Hot: The Ultimate Universe looks like it’s in trouble as Galactus has arrived. So what will Miles Morales and the other denizens of this fresh, new, appetizing world do? And what about the Gah-Lak-Tus monster that was already there? Expect some awesome cosmic fun here from the new writer of Ultimates himself. If anyone can write the enemy, it’s clearly Josh Fialkov…


JL_DARK_22_r1_xxx580bfg5_JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #22
Written by Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes
Art by Mikel Janin

Published by DC Comics — $3.99

“TRINITY WAR” part 3! The most shocking story of the year continues as Justice League Dark must battle both the Justice League and the Justice League of America in the wake of a murder you never thought possible! It’s an extra-sized issue you won’t want to miss!

Why It’s Hot: Trinity War reaches it’s Act 2 here as the third Justice League has entered the fray at Wonder Woman’s behest, and isn’t that a sight to behold? Anyone dying to see Frankenstein fight alongside his equally noble, but perhaps more traditional looking, hero counterparts should look no further! Plus, if last issue’s cliffhanger is followed up on, we’re guaranteed an awesome team-up that I’m not sure we’ve ever seen in comics to date. Parts 1 and 2 were exemplary. Stay on track with 3 this week if you want to keep up with the internet chatter!

Take a Sneak Peek.


Written by Mark Waid
Art by Paul Smith
Published by IDW Publishing/DC Comics — $3.99

The Spirit, created by Will Eisner, and The Rocketeer, created by Dave Stevens, are two of the most beloved characters in the history of comics. Now, these two great pulp-inspired heroes meet for the very first time! A Central City Councilman disappears and is found dead in Los Angeles. Commissioner Dolan, along with Denny Colt  (AKA The Spirit) and his daughter Ellen in tow, treks out to the City of Angels to investigate. Meanwhile, Cliff Secord (The Rocketeer) consoles his sweetheart Betty… who is traumatized after accidentally discovering the politicians body!

Why It’s Hot: Two classic heroes coming together, across companies, to solve a murder mystery? Sold. And with classic writer Mark Waid at the helm, you can be sure to have a story that excites and represents each character as they have always meant to be portrayed.

Take a sneak peek.


Written by David Wohl and Frank Mastromauro
Art by Alex Konat and Mark Roslan

Published by Aspen Entertainment — $1.00

A new direction in the FATHOM Universe begins!

Michael Turner’s best-selling series has reached its milestone 15-year anniversary! However, Aspen Matthews’ adventure under the surface has no plans of slowing down! Following the devastating events of “The Elite Saga”, Aspen Matthews finds herself at a decisive crossroads in her life-with the memories of her past no longer weighing her down, she is finally able to set about building a new life in San Diego once more. But, being the daughter of two worlds is no easy feat-and Aspen will quickly discover the winds of change oftentimes lead directly into the perils of fate! The ALL NEW FATHOM starts right here!

Writer David Wohl, artist Alex Konat and colorist Beth Sotelo team up once again to bring you the latest adventures of Michael Turner’s most beloved creation!

Why It’s Hot: It’s been many years now since Michael Turner passed away, but his legacy in comics remains one of the strongest of his era — not the least of which is his favored creation Fathom! 15 years later, Aspen is relaunching the title, and what better reason to give it a shot than that $1 price tag!

Written by Matt Fraction
Art by Javier Pulido

Published by Marvel Comics — $4.99

Go west, young lady! Kate Bishop heads to Los Angeles — to get away from New York, life, and Clint Barton-but NOT trouble! But Madame Masque is hanging out at poolside with the rich and famous as well! Who is Kate Bishop? Find out alongside Kate Bishop herself as a wild new status quo comes to HAWKEYE.

Why It’s Hot: Fresh off some high profile Eisner nominations comes the first annual for Hawkeye, delving into fan favorite Kate Bishop and revisiting the elusive Madame Masque. Who can resist an extra-length story starring two of the Marvel Universe’s most interesting ladies? Even if you have not been reading Hawkeye, give the annual a shot. Then you can go back and buy all the previous issues. Trust me. You’ll want to.

So, those are ours, but what are your Hot Five for the week? Sound off below, shout out to us on Facebook or on Twitter to @Comicosity!



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